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Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike
Memories from the events of 1968, which began 50 years ago this week
"I couldn't understand why all the black men had signs that said 'I AM A MAN.'"
Reverend George Turks, Jr. remembers witnessing the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike as a teenager.
"We wanted to be treated as men."
Elmore Nickleberry and Taylor Rogers remember why they went on strike as Memphis sanitation workers in 1968.
"He really talked that night."
Taylor Rodgers and his wife Bessie were at the Mason Temple when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous ”I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.